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Skateboard stop-motion, an animation from above

When animator Kevin Parry began creating this skateboard stop-motion animation, he sketched the entire plan out, both on paper and in a blocking animation. He then cleared a room and positioned a camera pointing down from up high. The entire floor would serve as an animation space. He explains:

“This animation was about 350 frames and the process really was just moving and positioning myself over and over and over again.”

Watch the short and some of the behind-the-scenes in this video: Skateboard Stop-Motion Animation.

setting up the camera
pretending to skateboard
Parry is diligent about demonstrating how he creates his stop-motion shorts. Watch his previous videos:
• Go inside fruits and vegetables with stop motion
• Animating a Jack-o-Lantern, from cute to chilling

Then watch these instant classics, also filmed from above:
• Sorry I’m Late, a life-sized stop-motion short
• Freeride Skiing at Home, a stop-motion short

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